SMOK Novo SMOK Nord

Smok Nord vs Smok Novo – Review

The English review is in black.

The Roman Urdu review is in green.

Pod devices are all the rage and I can understand why seeing how easy they are to carry around and stealth vape with. Couple that with nicotine salt flavors and you have a rapid stealthy vaping method that comes in handy in a variety of ways. I was recently sent the Smok Novo and the Smok Nord (much later) to review and like always I used it exclsuively for the past few weeks in order to thoroughly test it. The Smok Novo was sent by VapeMallPK and the Smok Nord was sent by Mr Imran Zafar (Thank you once again) via VapeOnHai so that I can test and compare both for the review. I will take a moment and talk about VapeOnHai who is the Karachi based vendor that sent me the MYLE pod starter kit to review (loved it). They are one of the few vendors (maybe the only one I am aware of) that will deliver to you after hours provided they see your order come in meaning they take the name VapeOnHai quite literally (a play on the phrase “Its ON!”). Anyway, lets start! 

Jahan bhi aaj kal dekhta houn bus pods hi nazar aatay hain. Salt nicotine ki salahiyat aisi kuch hai ke office ho ya college ya koi function hi kyun na, wahan salt nicotine wala vape se kaam aasan aur chup ke ho sakta hai. Is demand ki wajah se kaafi manufacturers ne pod devices darh ha darh banana shuro kar diya hai. Smok Novo mujhe bejha tha VapeMallPK walo ne aur us ka review taqreeban muqamlal ho chuka tha ke aik hazrat Imran Zafar saab ne mujhe Nord bhej diya chun ke wo chahtey the ke review aye tau is ka bhi. Raat 11pm baje deliver hoya mujhe Nord VapeOnHai walon ke through, haan bhai, ye log kuch aisey hain ke ajeeb ajeeb time pe bhi delivery kar detay hai. Un ka kehne ka matlab hai ke VapeOnHai matlab waqae mein Vape On Hai kabhi bhi kahin bhi. Khair, Shuru kartey hai apna review.

Unboxing

  Smok Novo Smok Nord

 SMOK Novo

SMOK Nord

  • 1 NOVO Pod System
  • 2 NOVO Replacement Pods
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Instructional Manual

 

  • 1 NORD Pod System
  • 1 0.6ohm Nord Mesh Coils
  • 1 1.4ohm Nord Regular Coils
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Instructional Manual

 

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Product Features:

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SMOK Novo

SMOK Nord

  • Dimensions – 88.3mm by 24.3mm by 14.3mm
  • Integrated 450mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 10-16W
  • Voltage Input Range: 3.3-4.2V
  • Direct Voltage Based Output
  • Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
  • LED Light Battery Indicator
  • Cobra Plated Panels – Exquisite Design
  • Fillable Pod System – Replaceable Cartridge
  • 2mL Juice Capacity – Side Fill Slot
  • Horizontal Coil Atomizer
  • Air-Driven Pod System
  • Ergonomically Curved Mouthpiece
  • 8 Seconds Cut-Off Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Warning
  • MicroUSB Port Charging System
  • Propreitary Magnetized Connection
  • Available in Prism Chrome w/ Cobra Design – Black, Red, White, Rainbow, Auto Pink, Royal Blue, Prism Blue, Green

 

  • Dimensions – 94mm by 30mm by 18.8mm
  • Weight – 80g
  • Integrated 1100mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 10-15W
  • Voltage Input Range: 3.3-4.2V
  • Charging Current: 370mA
  • Direct Voltage Based Output
  • One-Button Firing Mechanism
  • LED Light Battery Indicator
  • Cobra Plated Panels – Exquisite Design
  • 3mL Juice Capacity – Fillable Pod System
  • Replaceable Coil Design
  • 0.6ohm Nord Mesh Coils – Optimized for Sub-Ohm Experience
  • 1.4ohm Nord Regular Coils – Optimized for MTL Experience
  • 1.0ohm Nord Ceramic Coils – Sold Separately
  • Air-Driven Pod System
  • Ergonomically Curved Mouthpiece
  • 8 Seconds Cut-Off Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Warning
  • MicroUSB Port Charging System
  • Propreitary Magnetized Connection
  • Available in Full Black, Prism Rainbow, Prism Gold, Bottle Gold, Red, White Black
  • RESIN Edition – Black / White, Red / Yellow, Blue / Black, Green Red, Yellow / Purple, Blue / Brown, IML 7-Color Rainbow Resin Streak

 

 

 

SMOK Novo vs SMOK Nord

For ease of reference I am going to address the key aspects of the device in sections.

Appearance/Finishing

Not much going on for both pod systems in terms of appearance and finishing. They both bear the same use of materials and design resulting in stylish pod devices that should appeal to many. The Smok Nord wins this battle though because you have many color options including Resin options. Other than that the differences between the two are:

The Nord is bigger, has a button firing system, has a bottom usb connection, uses replaceable coils and replaceable pods, more comfortable/ergonomical mouthpiece, a window to keep an eye on eliquid level in the pod and a bigger juice filling slot compared to the Novo. The one issue some people might have with the Nord is that the pod doesnt sit flush as you can see in the image below.

Kuch khass farq nahi hai Novo aur Nord ki finishing mein. Dono mei waisa hi material istemal hua hai jis ki wajah dono hi mulaim aur stylish lagtey hain. Idhar magar Nord jheet jata hai chun ke us mein zyada rung ke option hain (Resin walay milla ke). Aur bhi farq hain dono mei jaisey ke:

Nord size mei wadda hai, button wala firing system hai, microusb port neechay diya hai, pod aur coil change ho saktay hain, mouth piece curve kar diya ta ke honton ke saath fit aur acha ho, aik choti si opening di hai jis se juice ka level check kar saktey hain aur thora wadda juice bharnay ka slot hai. Bus aik issue hai Nord mei ke us ka pod bilkul fit nahi hota main device ke saath, halka sa gap hai jaise ke aap tasveer mei dekh saktay hain.

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Performance

In terms of performance there is almost no difference between the draws for MTL vaping on both devices. I found the draw to be moderately airy and in my opinion somewhat short of what I would call a true MTL draw not to mention that there is no way you can adjust the draw unlike in the Aspire Spryte. In terms of flavor production both pods manage to perfrom very nicely so no complaints there. The Nord comes with a mesh coil option that allows for DL vaping as well with the recommended ratio at 70VG. I was asked by a member of PVC to test if any leaking occured during DL vaping on the Nord and during my testing I did not manage to make the Nord leak from the mouth piece even once no matter how hard I inhaled.

The flavor production of the mesh coil was not satisfactory if Im being honest and makes me think these mesh coils are meant to be used for 6mg DL vaping instead of 3mg. You dont have that much of flavor on the mesh and sustaining a controlled long inhale gets tiring after a while, in fact it made me pick up my RTA so I could take a proper DL hit. One thing I noticed is that the mesh coil depletes the battery faster than the MTL coil which kind of defeats the purpose of having a pod device with 1100mAh battery capacity. Ill just stick to salt nics with pods and proper DL kits for….you know……….DL vaping. Lastly, refilling both pods is via the slot sealed with the silicone stopper, the Novo has a smaller slot which makes it hard to fill while the Nord thankfully has a bigger slot making it easier. Coil installation on the Nord is so easy, its basically a push and pull system, Ill attach gif files to show you guys.

Karkardagi pe baat karein tau koi farq nahi hai Novo aur Nord ke MTL vaping mein. Dono ka draw meray khayal se aik proper MTL draw ki tarah nahi hai aur ho bhi nahi sakta kyun ke Smok walon ne adjust karney ka koi option hi nahi diya. Flavor Novo aur Nord dono mei sai aata hai, mujhe koi shikayat nahi hai idhar. Nord mei aik Mesh coil ka bhi option hai aur wo saath mojood hai dabbay mei, Mujhe request kara tha kisi ne ke mei check karun ke leak tau nahi karta Nord mesh coil ke saath. 70VG flavor tajweez kara hai Smok ne mesh coil ke liye aur itefaq se wohi ratio ka juice tha meray paas testing ke liye jis mei mujhe koi leaking nahi hoyi. Kaafi koshish kari inhale hard kar ke, lamba inhale kar ke magar leaking nahi hoi.

Khair us sab ke ilawa mujhe mesh ki karkardagi mei koi khaas maza nahi aaya. Itna acha zaiqa nahi aya ke mei impress ho jaon, meray khayal se 6mg ke DL vaping ke liye ye mesh coil zyada munasib hai 3mg ke bajaye. Awein nahi keh raha mei ye, koshish kaafi kari thi meine dekhney ke liye ke flavor acha aa sakta hai ya nahi magar phir thak ke apna RTA utha liya sahi DL hit lenay ki khatir. Mesh coil ki aik aur khaami ye hai ke wo battery bohut jaldi khatam kar deta hai, faida kya bhai 1100mAh battery pod device ko dena ka agar khatam bhi jaldi ho. Salt nic use ke liye battery life achi hai, DL karna hai to DL wali kits istemal karein. Dono pods ko bharney ka tareeqa aik jaisa hai, pod ke side pe aik slot diya hai jo silicone stopper se seal hota hai, Novo ka slot chota hai tau refil karna thora mushkil ho jata hai jab ke Nord se slot ko wada kar diya aasan refilling ki khatir. Novo mei tau pod change kartey hai, Nord mei coils jo ke neechay GIF image mei aap dekh saktay hai kaafi asaan hai.

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Pros/Cons

SMOK Novo

SMOK Nord

PROS

  • Small and Compact 
  • Flavor production is great (Flavor acha aata hai)
  • Easy to use (aasan istemal hai)
  • Possible to rewick the pods if you dont mine the hassle (pod ko rewick kar saketin hein jugaar se)

 

CONS

  • Automatic draw could have been more responsive (Automatic draw itna taiz nahi hai)
  • Filling is hard because of the small port (Flavor bharnay ka slot chota hai, bharna asaan nahi hai)
  • Coil life could have been better (coil life bus awein hai)
  • A window like the Nord would have been easier (Juice dekhnay ki koi window hoti tau acha hota)
  • Adjustable airflow is missed (Airflow ko adjust karney ka kaash option hota)

PROS

  • Higher juice capacity (Zyada juice ki jaga hai)
  • Flavor production is great (Flavor acha aata hai)
  • Multiple coil options (mukhtalif coil options hain)
  • Extra pods are available as well (extra pod le saktay hain)
  • Coil installation is easy (coil install karna aasan hai)
  • Refilling is much easier due to bigger filling port (refill karna aasan hai waday slot ki wajah se)
  • Bigger battery (battery waddi hai)
  • Ergonomical Mouth piece (mouth piece novo se behtar hai)

 

CONS

  • Very hard to pull off the pod to refill or change coils (Pod utarna mushkil hai)
  • Mesh performance is not that great and uses up battery life faster (Mesh ki karkardagi kuch khaas nahi hai)
  • Adjustable airflow is missed (Airflow ko adjust karney ka kaash option hota)
  • Pod doesnt fit flush (Pod aur battery ki beech mei space hai)

 

Price

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PKR 3,000/- for the Smok Novo from VapeMallPK

PKR 4,500/- for the Smok Nord from Vape On Hai

PKR 4,600/- for the Smok Nord from VapeMallPK

Conclusion 

Smok released the Nord a few months after the Novo which seemed like an odd way to go about things. I mean why would you want to one up your own pod by launching a device that offers the same features and more? It makes sense if you think of it as Smok fixing all the things that went wrong with the Novo or things that the Novo could have offered. The Nord is better than the Novo in almost every area except one i.e. it is bloody hard for me to pull off the Nord Pod which thankfully I dont need to do often as the liquid capacity is decent enough to last a few days. The increase in battery life makes the Nord a no brainer too unless you want to use it with a mesh coil in which case expect it to run out very fast. In the end it all comes to this, both are great devices so if you want a no hassle pod device to vape salt nics in then get the Novo (auto fire, replaceable pods, easy to pull off pods) but if you want a device that offers you a variety of features then get the Nord especially if you find them in Resin locally.

Smok ne Nord ko Novo ke launch ke kuch maheenay baad he nikal diya jo ke bohut ajeeb harkat thi. Khud hi apni device ki market kharab kar rahe ho aik zada behtar option de key. Lagta hai ke un ne Novo ki khaamiyan hatta ke Nord nikal diya tau aik tarak se Nord ko aik upgrade kaha ja sakta hai. Is wajah se Nord tau Novo se har area mei behtar sabit ho gaya hai siwaye pod nikalney mei, azaab hai wo bhaiyon. Battery life Nord mei zyada hai aur pata chalta hai salt nic peetay howay magar agar mesh coil use karein gay tau battery bhi jaldi khatam hoti hai. Bus baat sirf ye hai ke agar choti device chahiye sirf salt nic peenay ke liye tau Novo le lo aur agar aisi devicd chahiye jo salt nic ke ilawa aur option bhi mile tau Nord khareed lein. 

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“I will do my best to give my most unbiased opinion/review for the Smok Novo and Smok Nord. As always, read the warning signs on the labels, keep liquids away from children and practice safe vaping.”